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Lord Hill’s Column, Shrewsbury

Lord Hill’s Column, outside the Shirehall (Shropshire Council’s headquarters), is one of the most notable landmarks of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The Column is the tallest Doric column in England, standing at 133 ft 6 in (40.7 m) high, and commemorates Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill of Almaraz and Hawkstone, with a 17 ft (5.2 m) tall statue of Lord Hill standing on the top of the column. Lord Hill was one of Viscount Wellington’s most trusted Generals and fought alongside Wellington in Spain, Portugal and France. From 1828, when Wellington had to relinquish the post of Commander-in-Chief of the British Army on becoming Prime Minister, Lord Hill succeeded him and held the post until 1842….


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Follies Magazine Article

An article about the history of Lord Hill’s Column, by The Reverend Richard Hayes, was published in the Follies Magazine. You can download and read the article using the link[…]

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2020 Visiting Dates Announced

New dates for visiting Lord Hill’s Column in 2020 have been announced. Six dates between April and September 2020 have been scheduled to allow visitors to climb the column in[…]

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Column open on Heritage Open Day

Lord Hill’s Column in  Shrewsbury will be open on Heritage Open Day, Sunday 16 September 2018, by prior booking  only, from 12:00 to 16:00 inclusive. Read more about visiting the column,[…]

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